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Huawei crackdown

Huawei in 'survival mode' as suppliers race to beat US deadline

Less than three weeks remain to ship vital mobile chips under last crackdown

Analysts warn that Huawei's smartphone shipments could plunge nearly 75% if its inventories of crucial mobile chips dry up.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies and its suppliers are working around the clock to beat a U.S. government deadline for shipping crucial mobile chips to the Chinese smartphone maker, part of a Washington crackdown that industry insiders say has the company fighting for survival.

The leading Chinese smartphone maker is stockpiling 5G mobile processors, Wifi, radio frequency and display driver chips and other components from key chip developers including MediaTek, Realtek, Novatek, RichWave and others, sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

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